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      10-19-2018, 05:29 AM   #45
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You gotta love the new fake exhaust on the new GLE.The exhaust pipe is actually below the bumper and the chrome piece above is jiust for show.Talk about cheating out,especially on an expensive SUV.
You are right it's such a shame, hopefully they won't do that on their AMG models. Audi did same to SQ5.
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      10-19-2018, 08:32 AM   #46
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The side doors large dimple looked like a dent. Totally unnecessary and made it ugly.

Where is the super duper V12 600Hp engine option?
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This is the new interior of 2020 GLE. I'm sure that 2020/21 GLS will get same or better version of it.
Its grotesque. Happy to let Merc have that design language all to themselves.
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      10-19-2018, 09:07 AM   #48
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Its grotesque. Happy to let Merc have that design language all to themselves.
Agreed. Mercedes seems to just throw as much shit in there as possible hoping to get a wow factor. There's nothing coherent about the Merc interior. BMW blows it out of the water
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      10-19-2018, 12:55 PM   #49
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The side doors large dimple looked like a dent. Totally unnecessary and made it ugly.

Where is the super duper V12 600Hp engine option?
that is just rumor.. i hope one day there will be v12 version, at least limited edition, but that would kill RR SUV, because you get almoast same car with same engine for less than a half of price... yes, w woukd never ever be RR due to handmade factor, but still, v12 x7 isnt good option from economic point of view for bmw group
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Just wait till they release the next generation GLS next spring. Mercedes was 8 years or more ahead of BMW in this class but I am very very impress with how the X7 turned out! I really like it alot and I am not a big SUV guy but I can see myself owning the new X7. I am sure the new GLS will address many of the shortcoming with the current one which is aging long in the tooth.
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      10-19-2018, 04:56 PM   #51
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Easy man. Just sharing thoughts. You obviously aren't reading the whole post. I'm just thinking the GLS, both new and current, will represent stiff competition given the price of the X7. As for quickness and power, who knows how they are geared and how they'll stack up. 0-60 isn't everything. Think about hauling, passing, etc. MB has strong engines, and BMW put an engine with the same output as a 340 in a big car. I was just a little surprised to see this and believe the new GLS 450 will increase output.

Again, I am BMW guy that also owns a GL and is curious as to how the cards will fall. I was hoping for more power in the base model and that the X7 would be a slam dunk for me.
While the X7 is going to also have the B58 like the 340, there's a few different versions of it. Between the various models' ordering guides, I've seen B58, B58B, and B58M, all with different outputs. I'm w/ you as in we have a GLE now and a GLS on order that will be here next month. Lease timing didn't work out to wait for the X7 or new GLS but hopefully both will be in their 2nd year for our next go-round.
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Both have ugly exteriors... gls interior is stuck in last decade so x7 wins
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Can't wait to see the X7 in person!

With regard to the 3rd row seat in a GL, my 6'2 son that wears size 13 shoes has to sit sideways to be comfortable in our GL. One of his biggest gripes is getting in and out of the back seat due to car seats in the second row.

Getting out of the 3rd row cleanly requires folding and flipping up of one of the second row seats that has a car seat fastened to it! So he ends up merely folding the seat back and hoping out.

I'm looking forward to the captain's chair in the X7!
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Can't wait to see the X7 in person!

With regard to the 3rd row seat in a GL, my 6'2 son that wears size 13 shoes has to sit sideways to be comfortable in our GL. One of his biggest gripes is getting in and out of the back seat due to car seats in the second row.

Getting out of the 3rd row cleanly requires folding and flipping up of one of the second row seats that has a car seat fastened to it! So he ends up merely folding the seat back and hoping out.

I'm looking forward to the captain's chair in the X7!
I'm pretty sure that NO third row seating in a SUV is meant for any human being that size. IJS
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I'm pretty sure that NO third row seating in a SUV is meant for any human being that size. IJS
True, it's meant for people with lots of kids who will have no issue back there. My kids actually prefer the 3rd row, it's like their personal space. If you have 6+ people in a car and the shortest guy is 6'2", and gets stuck in the back, that's just a rare scenario. You can't buy a car based on the outliers, or you'll never be happy.
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As others have stated, not a fair comparison as the current GLS is being replaced by an all new model soon. Compare the new GLS to the X7 and it's going to be a very close contest. You are comparing a 8 year old design to a new one by doing this comparison. It's just an invalid comparison. That's like comparing the current GLE to the 2019 X5 (when the new GLE is right around the corner).
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As others have stated, not a fair comparison as the current GLS is being replaced by an all new model soon. Compare the new GLS to the X7 and it's going to be a very close contest. You are comparing a 8 year old design to a new one by doing this comparison. It's just an invalid comparison. That's like comparing the current GLE to the 2019 X5 (when the new GLE is right around the corner).
agree on that, 100% it is just what we have at the moment.. when new gls arrive, i will make new comparison
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I saw the X7 at the LA auto show - somehow I was not sold on the looks at all.
Cannot quite pinpoint it - but proportions are weird like the Lexus LX.

The X5 looks great - to me the X7 does not but no doubt it will sell fine.
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Someone on the MBWorld website just posted interior pics of the new 2020 GLS.It shows all three rows of the seats.
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Someone on the MBWorld website just posted interior pics of the new 2020 GLS.It shows all three rows of the seats.
Headroom looks massive in that thing.

I find the third row of the current gen to be exceptional although ingress/egress is obviously a generation behind needing to fold the seats back and forth. That third row looks solid again. Going on the third gen of this thing they’ve always knocked it out of the park so expect same to be true this go around. Design language of the interior not my thing tho, as previewed in GLe
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non M Sport vs non AMG Line

Here's how they compare by the numbers
I'm currently in a '17 GLS 450, which is a dinosaur compared to the X7. However, the GLS is in full redesign for '20, but I hated my '17 and never again!
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